Fractures in a Dying World
Mark’s sound-consistency guide for Dragonic (Tjagonaj, [‘tja.go.naɪ]))( ) Now with bonus Ophidian!
These are some common monsters that residents of the Wastelands probably are already familiar with. A lot of these are taken from the Dark Sun Creature Catalog.
Baazrag (Bazraja, [‘baz.raɪ.ja])- Often found in areas with rough terrain to help hide their burrows. Medium sized pack monsters that hunt prey. All are born female. Some become male when an egg-laying breeder is nearby. Powerful baazrag have a natural psychic instinct.
Cacti (Cajdi, [‘kaɪ.di])- These can be monstrous, often having tendrils that reach out and attack. Don’t get too close to one and you should be alright.
Cactodile (Cajdo∂il [‘kaɪ.do.∂il])- Cactus plus crocodile. Lay just under the sand line while gathering sunlight through a cactus-like back growth, ready to ambush prey that wander by.
Chathrang (Tjadhiran, [‘tja.∂ɪ.ran])- Slow and cowards. Travel in groups of three. Not worth training. Have spikes that spit out poisonous tethers to attack prey.
Cilops (Celoviz, [‘kel.o.vɪz]) – It’s a human-sized centipede with one eye.
Crodlu (Cirodjo, [kɪ.’ro.djo])- Featherless birds with powerful legs and clawed forelimbs. Travel in herds. Often trained as mounts.
Dagorran (Tagoran [ta.’gor.an])- Reptilian predators, hunt by stumbling upon a creature’s psychic trail. Hunt in packs.
Drakes (Tjagi [‘tja.gi], however plurals work)- Kinda like dragon except not nearly as smart; more beastial than intelligent.
Gaj (Caj [kaɪ])- A horrific monster that is the equivalent of the boogeyman, a story used to teach children to fear the mountains. Except, given the presence of magic and dragons in this world, the gaj are probably real.
Inix (Inezjo [ɪ.’ne.zjo])- Slow reptile capable of incredible feats of strength. Pretty much don’t harm humanoids.
Megapede (Megabidho [‘me.ga.bi.∂o])- This is clearly an old treasure from AD&D 2e. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a giant centipede (much bigger than a cilops)
Nightmare Beast (Beznomar [‘bez.no.mar])- Similar to gaj in that they are a reason to stay away from the mountains.
Silk Wyrm (Firnezilja [fɪr.nɛ.’zil.ja])- Large snakes.
Silt Horror (Horozilda [ho.ro.’zil.da])- Basically, a sand-kraken. These are fairly rare.
Tembo (Tembo [‘tɛm.bo])- Kind of smart, as far as most beasts go.